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Learning from DevOps Failures

Successfully moving down the path toward DevOps adoption can often prove to be more difficult than initially thought. So how do you avoid failing at DevOps?

Tiffany Jaffe
Tiffany Jaffe, May 25, 2017 3:15 pm
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Is your team set up to fail at DevOps? That is a big question to ask, and even more difficult to answer if you do not know what DevOps practices will ultimately bring to your organization. Worse still, if you are not thoughtful enough, failure could come swiftly without your knowledge. So how do you get started on the right foot and avoid the missteps and counterintuitive gotchas that could lead to DevOps failure?

To help answer these tough questions and arm you with the knowledge to avoid a disastrous situation, Automic’s very own Scott Willson, will be hosting an exciting webinar you won’t want to miss. Reserve your spot and join us on June 21st at 9:00am PST/12:00pm EST as Scott discusses the “Top 10 Ways to Fail at DevOps”.

In this webinar, we will discuss the lessons learned from large enterprises around the globe in their effort to adopt DevOps, as well as looking at the need for recognizing and funding DevOps as part of a Digital Transformation initiative. As we review what not to do, we will also uncover some of the success patterns for high DevOps achievers.

Developing a Plan for DevOps Success

Is your team preparing to bring in full continuous delivery and DevOps principles to your organization? Whether you are just getting started, or are well on your way on the automation journey, it is best to begin with a plan for success to keep things moving in the right direction. After all, with so much time and effort going into your initiatives, the last thing you want to do is encounter failure on an item you never knew could be so detrimental to your plans.

Using Automic’s Practical Blueprint to Continuous Delivery, let’s take a look at some of the driving success factors that have led enterprises around the globe to achieve scaled Continuous Delivery. No matter where your organization maturity levels currently rank, there is a four-stage blueprint to Continuous Delivery to assist in your success both within and across the toolchain.

Below we will discuss a high-level breakdown of the four stages in the blueprint. Download the full blueprint eBook for more details.

  • Manual and Scripting: Gain an understanding of the manual steps that can be replaced with automated tasks and workflows, while scripts are identified and considered for inclusion into a deployment automation pipeline.
  • Automate Deployments: Utilize automated workflows to replace manual processes, standardize environment change, reduce human error, and relieve staff of performing time-consuming, repetitive tasks.
  • Orchestrate Toolchain: Automate and orchestrate the entire application lifecycle by running workflows on cross-platform, multi-stack hosts and against adjacent systems for a single coherent deployment pipeline.
  • Continuous Delivery: Ensure a safe and consistent framework to quickly onboard additional applications across the enterprise portfolio with your automated deployment pipeline.

With a high-level overview of success factors to lead your DevOps initiatives, it is time to understand the other side and dive into the top ways to fail at DevOps. Register for the live webinar on June 21st to arm your organization with as much knowledge as is available and avoid failure from the start.  

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Tiffany Jaffe

Tiffany Jaffe

Tiffany Jaffe is Regional Marketing Specialist for North, South and Latin America at Automic Software. Based in Bellevue, Washington, Tiffany has a strong history of campaign development and execution across a variety of marketing platforms. While constantly working to drive awareness and share the Automic story, she also enjoys traveling and exploring new cities in her downtime.